Local Theatre Auditions/Calls for Entry

Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2018



May 22, 24, 26, & 27: Genesius Guild Summer Productions. Auditions for Shakespeare's As You Like It, running June 16 - 24, directed by Jeff Coussens; Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound, running June 30 - July 8, directed by Michael Callahan; Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, running July 14 - 22, directed by Patti Flaherty; and Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae, running July 28 - August 5, directed by Bob Hanske. Be prepared to read from the scripts. Lincoln Park (11th Avenue and 38th Street, Rock Island). Tuesday, May 22 (7 p.m.), Thursday, May 24 (7 p.m.), Saturday, May 26 (1 p.m.), Sunday, May 27 (1 p.m.).

June 1 & 2: Speech & Debate - Playcrafters Barn TheatreAuditions for three performers in their late teens and one performer in his/her late 20s-30s for roles in the Stephen Karam comedy presented in Playcrafters' Barn Owl series, running September 28 - 29, directed by Max Moline. Prepare a one-minute monologue and be prepared to read from the script; those auditioning for the teen roles should prepare 16 bars from a song, as well. Playcrafters Barn Theatre (4950 35th Avenue, Moline IL). For information, call 309-762-0330. Friday, June 1 (5 p.m.), Saturday, June 2 (10 a.m.).

June 2 & 3: The Hunchback of Notre Dame - The Spotlight TheatreAuditions for the new musical, with songs from Disney's animated film, based on the Victor Hugo novel, running October 5 - 14, directed by Brent Tubbs. Prepare a 32-bar piece from a musical of your choice and bring the sheet music with you, labeled for the accompanist; bring a headshot and resume, if you have one. Be prepared to dance and read from the script. Those auditioning for the children’s ensemble must be nine at the time of auditions. Rehearsals will begin August 20 and will be held Monday - Wednesday from 6:30-9pm, and on Saturdays from 10am-2pm; not all actors will be called to all rehearsal. Callbacks Sunday at 6:30 p.m. if needed. The Spotlight Theatre (1800 Seventh Avenue, Moline IL). For information, call 309-912-7647. Saturday, June 2 (noon - 3 p.m.), Sunday, June 3 (4:30 - 6:30 p.m.).

August 4 & 5: Scapin and Escanaba in da Moonlight - Richmond Hill Barn TheatreAuditions for Bill Irwin's and Mark O'Donnell's comedy Scapin, running October 4 - 14, directed by Jennifer Kingry, and Jeff Daniels'  comedy Escanaba in da Moonlight, running November 8 - 18, directed by Gregg Neulieb. Roles are available for up to 14 males and seven females, ages ranging from late teens to upper ages. Be prepared to read from the scripts. Richmond Hill Barn Theatre (600 Robinson Drive, Geneseo). For information, call 309-944-2244. Saturday, August 4 (2 - 4 p.m.), Sunday, August 5 (2 - 4 p.m.).



Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical - Circa '21 Dinner PlayhouseSeeking actors and puppeteers for the family production based on the children's book by Mo Willems, running June 12 - 30, directed by Andrea Moore. Performers must be 18 or older and all roles are paid; rehearsals begin May 29. Those interested should submit electronically to dpjh@circa21.com. If available, we would appreciate video of a song and/or a monologue; if not available, please send your resume and photo. If we believe you may be right for a role, we will try to arrange an audition in person; please put "KNUFFLE Submission" in the subject line. Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse (1828 Third Avenue, Rock Island IL). For information and to signify interest, contact Denny at dpjh@circa21.comThrough Friday, May 25.


Send information on forthcoming auditions and calls for entry to calendar@rcreader.com.

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